By Michelle Andrews Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care. In most states, they may be [...]
By Nikolas Zelinski The controversy over the safety of vaccinations has ramped up since the signing of SB277, which requires parents to vaccinate their children if they are to attend public or private schools [...]
Hundreds of community members attended Oakland City Council’s public hearing Monday on the health and safety impacts that exporting coal through the former Oakland Army Base could have on residents in West Oakland and surrounding [...]
The Freedom Farmers Market is providing the West Oakland community a space to celebrate the culture and community of Black life by providing fresh fruits and vegetables grown by Black farmers.
The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer.
By Nicholas Weiler, UCSF News Last summer, a 74-year-old resident of San Francisco’s Chinatown was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with fever and disorientation, which rapidly degenerated into a coma. [...]
The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing on Monday, Sept. 21 to allow the public to voice its opinions on the export of coal through the Oakland Army Base.
By Joe Satran, Huffington Post When your children are sick, it’s hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is [...]
Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, [...]